College Terrace Fall Picnic, October 21, 2017, 2-5pm

CTRA Fall PicnicCollege Terrace Residents,

Our 2017 Fall Picnic is just around the corner! We would love to see all of you come to Mayfield Park on October 21, 2-5 pm, right next to College Terrace Library. The board will fire up the new BBQ grill, along with lemonade and Halloween mask making for kids. Bring along appetizers or desserts. Also, donations are very welcome to help in supporting these type of events.

Thank you!

Escondido Garage Sale This Saturday

Escondido Elementary School logoThe 5th grade Spanish Immersion program at Escondido Elementary School is hosting a garage sale this Saturday (September 23) at the Escondido multi-purpose room from 9am to 2pm.

There’ll be a wide selection of toys, children’s clothes, household items, bikes, books, baby gear, furniture, sports equipment, and even baked goods to snack on!

All proceeds go towards scholarships for the 5th grade Spanish Immersion educational trip to Mexico in the spring. Come out and support your local elementary school… and do a little shopping in the process!


First University Terrace Residents Move In

Residents along California Avenue may have noticed that the first houses in Stanford’s University Terrace development (site of the old Facebook headquarters) are complete and residents have started to move in. According to the Stanford news release linked below, up to 19 families will move into single-family homes by the beginning of September and the first 58 condominium homes will be ready by October.

Curious about University Terrace construction going forward? Read the Construction Look Ahead (updated weekly) to see what work is planned this week.

Stanford News: Faculty families begin moving into homes at University Terrace

College Terrace Parking Permit Program, Year 9: $10 Increase

The ninth year of the College Terrace Residential Parking Program (RPPP) begins on September 1, the day after existing parking permits expire.  A letter from the city regarding the program began to arrive in College Terrace mailboxes today.

Note: We have received reports from residents that materials in some of the letters are incomplete

The letter should include 3 items: a cover letter (“Dear College Terrace Resident”), a Permit Renewal form, and a First Time Permit Purchase Form. If you are missing an item, email or call Jonathan DeSilva ( / 650-329-2544).

If you do not have time to renew before the end of the month and you have a current parking permit on your vehicle, don’t panic, your sticker will keep your vehicle from being cited during a grace period running through September 30, according to the program’s rules.

As per the new municipal fee schedule, part of the overall fiscal year budget approved by the city council in June, the fee for each annual residential parking permit in College Terrace rises to $50 from the current $40 per vehicle. The cost of yearly guest permits will also go up by $10 to the new fee of $50. Daily guest permits will remain at the current price of $5.

The current $40 fee for annual permits has been in effect since 2011. Fifty dollars is also the new standardized price for residential parking permits in other neighborhoods, which much more recently became part of parking permit programs. Those include Downtown, Evergreen Park, Mayfield, and Southgate. Note that all these newer Palo Alto parking programs do not run under the same regulations as ours.

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Now Open: College Terrace Market

It’s been a long time coming, but the College Terrace Market is finally open! The market had its soft opening this past Wednesday and will have its official grand opening next month.

The new store packs a ton of delicious offerings into a small space, including a full-service meat and seafood counter, deli with sandwiches, salads, and more, bakery, fresh sushi counter, salad bar, ice cream bar, local and organic foods and produce, and much more. The aisles are even named after some of our local neighborhood streets, such as College, Oxford, and Stanford.

The market is open every day starting at 7am, closing at 9pm on weekdays at 8pm on weekends.

Thanks to all current and past CTRA members and neighbors who worked so hard over the past several years to make this store a reality. Read the PA Weekly article on the market’s opening, then head down and support our new local market!